I appreciate that it's a first rehearsal, and I also appreciate that it's 12:26 in the afternoon, but Sennek puts Albania in a much more better light now. This starts dark, with a close up on her eyes that she opens at the appropriate moment, and the camera pulls back. Sennek minces around on the catwalk at the front of the stage and, again it's only a rehearsal, she seems to be singing to the non-existent audience in the arena ... and, to me, that's a problem.
It's a TV Contest and she has hardly any marks and this makes this whole performance set very difficult to judge.
Sadly, by the third run-through, it just seems very strained and if we are being honest, very weak and the boys' 2 x 12 seems very generous. She needs work on this and she needs to find a heart and soul to get the place everything thinks it deserves.
Image Credits: Thomas Hanses.